Latest Portugal National Soccer Team News

Ronaldo relies on teammates for winning league start at Juve

Aug. 18, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

VERONA, Italy (AP) — A smile, a wink and a thumbs-up: Cristiano Ronaldo didn't seem too perturbed at not scoring on his Juventus debut. The 33-year-old forward appeared relaxed after Saturday's 3-2 victory against Chievo Verona and, although Ronaldo did not stop to speak to reporters, he responded with...

The Latest: Ings leaves Liverpool for home in Southampton

Aug. 9, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on transfer deadline day in the English Premier League (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Danny Ings is going home. The 26-year-old striker has joined Southampton from Liverpool on an initial loan deal with an agreement struck between the Premier League clubs for the move to become...

Ibrahimovic joins Ronaldo in skipping MLS All-Star Game

Jul. 30, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The MLS All-Star Game will feature one of the world's most storied clubs. Unfortunately for the more than 70,000 fans expected at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Cristiano Ronaldo is not along for the ride. After Portugal's elimination from the World Cup and his transfer from Real Madrid, the...

Richarlison reunites with Silva at Everton

Jul. 24, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Brazilian forward Richarlison has joined Everton from Watford and reunited with manager Marco Silva. Richarlison signed a five-year deal believed to be worth 40 million pounds ($52.6 million), Britain's Press Association Sport said. That would give Watford almost 30 million pounds...

WORLD CUP: Winners and losers of the tournament in Russia

Jul. 16, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Savor the thrills, unpredictability, and constant drama of this World Cup. Even FIFA accepts the soccer showpiece might never be so engrossing again. Russia might have staged the last 32-team World Cup. Or at least the last one not shoehorned in a crammed format at the end of the calendar...

A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for World Cup

Jul. 14, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — France is the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia has the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out. The two sides will meet on Sunday in the World Cup final, with France going for its second title in its third final in 20 years. Croatia, a...

The Latest: Martinez praises Belgians for style, substance

Jul. 14, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 9 p.m. Roberto Martinez believes his Belgium lineup deserves high praise for its third-place finish at the World Cup. Belgium beat England 2-0 in the third-place playoff on Saturday at St. Petersburg, surpassing the country's previous...

Reasons why France will win the World Cup

Jul. 14, 2018 10:26 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — With a squad valued at over $1 billion dollars that includes teenager Kylian Mbappe, a coach who won the World Cup as a player in 1998 and a day more than Croatia to rest and prepare for the final, France should win soccer's most coveted trophy for the second time. After a labored opening 2-1...

Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

Jul. 10, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit the Portugal forward's tax return. Juventus said Tuesday it paid 112 million euros ($131.5 million) for Ronaldo, who signed a four-year deal with the Serie A champions. The move brings an end to a hugely...

The Latest: Croatia to go black and blue again at World Cup

Jul. 8, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Croatia in the World Cup semifinal? Check. Playing in trademark red-and-white checkerboard shirts? Sorry. For the fifth straight game, Croatia will wear its change shirt of black and dark blue checks to play England on...